Texas Hospital Breaks Record for Deliveries with 4th of July Baby Boom
The labor and delivery room at one Texas hospital was filled with new tiny Texans over the holiday weekend.
This July 4th was a Record Breaker
According to a report from NBC DFW, the Andrews Women's Hospital at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth has had their hands full with a record breaking influx of births.
The first baby boom started on June 24, and saw 25 girls and 27 boys delivered over 47 hours. On average, the hospital delivers about 16 babies a day. Just a few short days later, the hospital came across another baby boom, and welcomed 55 babies in 44 hours, including one set of twin girls. That's 107 baby deliveries in just 91 hours!
We Were Due
Three years ago in 2018, was the last record breaking amount of deliveries.
"Monday and Tuesday we hit 55 and continue to break our own records," Dr. Jay Herd, OBGYN at Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center told NBC DFW. "We thought it was going to be higher the last few months because of the pandemic, but didn't see the baby boom until now so people must've gotten more reassured."
2021 Is Really Delivering
In 2020, Andrews Women's Hospital delivered 6,000 babies, including 100 sets of twins and two triplets. We're just halfway through 2021, but at the rate the hospital is going, they will most likely welcome more than 6,000 babies this year.
Labor & delivery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) teams at Baylor Scott & White medical centers throughout Texas make it a point to help support families who spend holidays in their hospitals. Check out some of photos of the new tiny Texans below.